Maurice (Mo) Arthur Brunelle. Mo was born April 18, 1947, in Lowell, MA. He passed away after a sudden illness on July 7, 2022, in Tampa, FL. He is preceded in death by his father Maurice and his mother Rita. He is survived by brother Richard Brunelle of Tampa, FL, son Andy Brunelle of Murfreesboro, TN, son Scott Brunelle of Sydney, AU, and daughter Kate Sorensen of Germantown, TN. He is also survived by beloved grandsons Andre, Kurt, Cooper, and Thor.
He graduated from Robinson High School in 1965 and attended Lipscomb University on a track scholarship. He graduated with an Accounting degree in 1969 and began his career as a History Teacher and Coach at Lipscomb Academy. He worked as an Accountant at Firestone before spending almost 25 years at Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation before retiring in 2004 as VP of Logistics and Product Quality. During his time at Nissan, he was on the Board of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County. Most recently he served several terms as President of the Pointe Alexis Homeowners’ Association in Tarpon Springs and as Community Association Manager for Condominium Associates in New Port Richey.
Mo loved his family dearly and the simple pleasures of life like spending time near the water, watching SEC football, playing board games with family and friends, and making homemade popcorn. He loved having lively discussions about politics and social issues due to his study of and interest in American History. He was a world traveler who visited Japan over twenty times and spent extensive time in Africa, Australia, Europe. He had a knack for seeing the potential in places and spaces, and he had the work ethic and skill to make them their most beautiful. He also saw the best in people and was a skilled manager and mentor to hundreds throughout his career. However, he was most proud of his children and of living to see them reach their potential and have families of their own. He will be greatly missed by all of the family and friends who survive him. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Boys and Girls Club in his memory. https://www.bgcrc.net/
A celebration of life and visitation will be held at the Pointe Alexis Clubhouse, 1000 South Pointe Alexis Drive in Tarpon Springs, FL, 34689 on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Visitation will begin at 4:30PM and the Memorial Service will begin at 5:00 PM with a reception immediately following.